Bookbags, binders, and lunch boxes line the aisles of local stores. It’s that time of year again--back-to-school for kids, parents, and teachers! Many retailers have started running back-to-school shopping ads and many school districts have started planning for back-to-school needs. If you have children in school, you know to plan for these expenses; however, they may not be part of your regular budget. You can reduce your back-to-school stress and expenses by developing a budget prior to heading out to your local retailer just as you would for holiday shopping. Planning in advance gives you time to shop for the specific items you need at the right price.